“I Met a Handsome Lady”

Author: Unknown; some verses added by H. N. Dickens
Earliest date: 1957 (recording by H. N. Dickens)
Keywords: age courting marriage wedding food party bird chickens clergy lover
Found in: US(SE)


Singer meets a lady who invites him into her parlor and says nice things; he says she can send for the preacher, he'll be ready and have his shoes greased. The preacher says she is too young; all sit down to a supper of chicken and underdone turkey


A most disjointed song, and I can't tell whether it was used as a dance tune or not (but I suspect not). - PJS

Cross references



  1. Roud #12644
  2. BI, RcIMAHaL